“. . . we claim that God’s inspiration is not limited to the members of this church. The First Presidency has stated:
“The great religious leaders of the world such as Mohammed, Confucius, and the Reformers, as well as philosophers including Socrates, Plato, and others, received a portion of God’s light. Moral truths were given to them by God to enlighten whole nations and to bring a higher level of understanding to individuals . . .
“We believe that God has given and will give to all peoples sufficient knowledge to help them on their way to eternal salvation” (Statement of the First Presidency regarding God’s Love for All Mankind, 15 Feb. 1978).
Source: James E. Faust, Conference Report, April 1980. James E. Faust was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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